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North Market is excited to announce Pistacia Vera is officially opening at the North Market tomorrow, December 7! Doors to North Market open at 8am and the team at Pistacia Vera will be ready and waiting with delectable pastries for the morning rush. The opening marks another treasure being added to Columbus’ oldest and only public market.

Siblings Spencer Budros and Anne Fletcher were inspired to bring their brand of unique pastry and dessert experience to their Columbus hometown. Their diverse professional backgrounds were the perfect complement to one another in the formation of their first venture, Pistachio, which opened in the Short North in 2004. Spencer returned to Columbus after a successful career as a pastry chef in Scottsdale, Arizona to contribute the baking expertise to the enterprise. Meanwhile, Anne’s career in financial planning and investment management lent to the operational side of the business, allowing their dream to become a reality.

After three successful years in the Short North Arts district of Columbus, Pistachio moved their business to historic German Village. Their pastry shop is located in the historic Reiner’s property that has operated as a bakery since 1930 and they are now known as Pistacia Vera. Their shop has become a destination for pastry lovers in Columbus featuring a menu that includes more than sixty types of pastries and desserts.

Opening a location in North Market is a natural fit for both Spencer and Anne. “My family has a special place in its heart for the market. We had great memories here as children and will continue to make memories with the opening of our market location,” said Anne.

There was some concern about opening on the heels of a snow storm in Central Ohio but as Spencer charmingly expressed, “There is just something a little more romantic about pastries when it’s cold outside. And cold it will be.”

The opening of  Pistacia Vera marks another exciting change to the historic North Market under the leadership of Rick Harrison Wolfe. His reaction to Pistacia Vera’s opening can be summed up in one word…Thrilled!

“The Market is extremely pleased Spencer and Anne are opening tomorrow, just in time for the holidays. We have been waiting for this exciting moment and we know the community has as well. We have had numerous inquires about the opening date since the announcement of the lease signing in August,” stated Harrison Wolfe.

About Weekend Activities at North Market December 7& 8
The opening of  Pistacia Vera lands on the same weekend of North Market’s Holiday Marketfare, a special weekend of holiday shopping, sampling, demonstrations and an Artisan fair. More information about  Marketfare can be found online at and the Market’s Facebook page.

About North Market
In operation since 1876, the North Market is Columbus’ only true public market. More than 30 merchants offer a wide variety of fresh produce, meat, poultry, seafood, flowers and other specialty food items. The Market also provides an international selection of freshly prepared foods, distinctive gifts and personable service from owner/operators and is home to the oldest Farmers’ Market in Central Ohio. The North Market is open daily and located steps away from the Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena


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